University of Texas of the Rio Grande Valley Online MSW Program

The University of Texas of the Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) offers an entirely online Advanced Standing MSW program with concentrations in Administration and Community Practice and Direct Practice with Latino Individuals, Families and Groups. UTRGV’s online MSW Advanced Standing program can be completed in as few as 12 months and classes are held in seven-week semesters. Classes are delivered entirely online, though students are required to fulfill 500 hours of field work in a relevant practicum experience. The Advanced Standing (online accelerated) track is designed for students who have already completed a BSW from a CSWE accredited program.

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As the second largest Hispanic-serving institution in the nation, UTRGV’s MSW coursework is uniquely designed to equip students with the skills to work with Latino populations.

The advanced standing online MSW track is composed of 33 credits. Advanced standing students can complete the program in one year and classes are held in seven-week sessions.

The University of Texas of the Rio Grande Valley’s Master of Science of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and the university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

University of Texas of the Rio Grande Valley Online MSW Program: Overview

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Degree Types: Advanced Standing

Concentrations: Administration and Community Practice, Direct Practice with Latino Individuals, Families, and Groups

Program Structure: Online with field placements (no campus visits)

Program Information

  • Program Name: Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) Online Program – Advanced Standing Option
  • Phone Number: (956) 665-3661

Program Requirements

  • Field Education Requirements: A total of 500 hours
  • Number of Credits Required: 33 credits needed to graduate

Program Length

  • Program Options: Full-Time
  • Program Length: One year.
  • Start Dates: Spring, summer, fall

Admission Requirements

  • BSW Requirement: Students must have completed a CSWE accredited BSW program within the last six years
  • GPA: Minimum GPA of 3.2, in social work core undergraduate courses
  • GRE Information: Not required

University of Texas of the Rio Grande Valley’s MSW program information was last updated in March 2020. For more information, visit the university’s website above.

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